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GOP budget plan raids energy efficiency funds

Matt Pilon |

A revised budget proposal unveiled by newly empowered Senate Republicans would divert $320 million from ratepayer-funded energy efficiency programs to the state's general fund over the next two...

CT sues EPA over transient Pennsylvania air pollutants

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to take action on the state's request to halt pollution blowing into Connecticut from a Pennsylvania coal-fired power...

CT's delayed energy plan could mean trouble for Millstone bill

JAN ELLEN SPIEGEL | CT MIRROR |

Connecticut's master plan for energy use and policy is months behind its three-year update, and now the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says it will not be ready in time for...

Report: More CT ratepayers paying higher third-party prices

Patricia Daddona |

A greater portion of Connecticut's residential electric ratepayers have been paying higher prices to retail suppliers instead of paying standard-offer prices set by the state's two major utilities,...

E.Htfd. clean energy firm delivers hydrogen recovery system to NASA

Patricia Daddona |

East Hartford-based Sustainable Innovations says it has delivered to the NASA Stennis Space Center a first-of-its kind system designed to recover hydrogen from certain waste streams.

CT's first drought watch ends

Matt Pilon |

With precipitation levels improving, a group of state officials last week downgraded Connecticut's first ever drought watch to a lower-level drought advisory.

Alexion HQ achieves green building certification

Patricia Daddona |

Alexion Pharmaceuticals says the U.S. Green Building Council has assigned its highest level of green building certification to the rare disease drugmaker’s New Haven headquarters.

Study: Hartford needs to boost energy efficiency

Patricia Daddona |

Hartford is one of five cities most in need of energy efficiency improvements, according to a study released Thursday by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), but the city's...

Clinton utility sees 29% 1Q profit rise

Patricia Daddona |

Clinton-based Connecticut Water Service said Tuesday its first quarter profits rose 29 percent, bolstered by a recent acquisition.

Avangrid takes 50% stake in Mass. offshore wind developer

Patricia Daddona |

Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of New Haven-based parent Avangrid Inc., has acquired a 50 percent ownership interest in Vineyard Wind, an offshore wind energy developer in Massachusetts.

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